Highline Trail Grand Opening!

Posted on: May 26, 2022

The St. Germain ATV Club held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Highline Trail located south of Hwy70 and running east/west from Cty J to Cty O. The grand opening is the culmination of several years of work between Vilas and Oneida counties along with the DNR.

The grand opening was held on May 26, 2022 @ 1:00pm at the entrance of the trail on Cty J. Invitees included the following as well as all Club members:

  • Dave Kroll – Newbold Town Chairman
  • Tom Christensen – St. Germain Town Chairman
  • Penny Strom – St. Germain Chamber Director
  • Craig Dalton – DNR
  • Joe Fieweger – DNR
  • Todd Bierman – Vilas County Forestry
  • Jake Truitt – County Forestry
  • Darwin Lohse – Oneida County ATV/UTV Alliance
  • Jack Bourgeois – Vilas County ATV/UTV Alliance

Gary Penner said a few words thanking everyone who was involved in the development of this trail including Vilas County, the DNR and past/present Club members. He and Jeff Heeler (Trail Boss) did the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to formally open the Highline Trail. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event complete with cookies to mark the occasion.

In addition, Gary noted that there is a new trail through St. Germain which connects the north and south sections of St. Germain. This is something the businesses have wanted for years and 2022 saw it happen.